Innovative maths variants planned

8th July 2011 at 01:00

Ministers south of the border want to see "maths for social sciences" and "maths for humanities" qualifications to encourage most sixth-formers to continue studying the subject. "Skills like data handling were barely discussed in university history departments 20 years ago. Now things like that are becoming more important, but there is no equivalent course for 16- to 18-year-olds," said a Government source.

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